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Madrid to Bilbao

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02:00Madrid4h25 06:25Bilbao
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02:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h10 06:25Bilbao
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07:00Madrid5h00 12:00Bilbao
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07:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h45 12:00Bilbao
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08:00Madrid4h45 12:45Bilbao
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09:00Madrid4h45 13:45Bilbao
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10:00Madrid4h40 14:40Bilbao
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11:00Madrid4h45 15:45Bilbao
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11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 15:45Bilbao
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12:30Madrid4h45 17:15Bilbao
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14:00Madrid4h45 18:45Bilbao
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15:00Madrid4h10 19:10Bilbao
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15:30Madrid5h20 20:50Bilbao
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16:00Madrid4h50 20:50Bilbao
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16:00Madrid5h20 21:20Bilbao
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16:00Madrid4h30 20:30Bilbao
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16:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h35 20:50Bilbao
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17:30Madrid4h45 22:15Bilbao
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19:00Madrid4h15 23:15Bilbao
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20:30Madrid4h20 00:50Bilbao
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20:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h05 00:50Bilbao
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The fastest buses

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Fastest Journey

4 h 5 m

Average

4 h 38 m

Buses per day

21

Distance

323 km

Of the 21 bus that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 323 km distance in an average of 4 h 38 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4 h 5 m .

The slowest bus will take 5 h 20 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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20:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h05 00:50Bilbao
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$651One-way
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15:00Madrid4h10 19:10Bilbao
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$651One-way
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02:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h10 06:25Bilbao
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$671One-way
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19:00Madrid4h15 23:15Bilbao
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$371One-way
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20:30Madrid4h20 00:50Bilbao
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$641One-way

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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Flight
Mon
Sep 16
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Tue
Sep 17
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Wed
Sep 18
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Thu
Sep 19
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Fri
Sep 20
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$92Air Europa
Sat
Sep 21
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$92Air Europa
Sun
Sep 22
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Mon
Sep 23
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Tue
Sep 24
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Wed
Sep 25
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Thu
Sep 26
$41Renfe
$37Alsa
$74Iberia
Fri
Sep 27
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sat
Sep 28
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$77Air Europa
Sun
Sep 29
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Mon
Sep 30
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$59Air Europa
Tue
Oct 1
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Wed
Oct 2
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Thu
Oct 3
$35Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Fri
Oct 4
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa
Sat
Oct 5
$58Renfe
$37Alsa
$39Air Europa

The cheapest buses

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Sep 16

Cheapest

$37

Average

$44

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Bilbao will cost around $ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 37.

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09:00Madrid4h45 13:45Bilbao
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$371One-way
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12:30Madrid4h45 17:15Bilbao
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11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h30 15:45Bilbao
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$371One-way
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10:00Madrid4h40 14:40Bilbao
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17:30Madrid4h45 22:15Bilbao
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$371One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 42 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $37
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities. A number of bus companies offer domestic and international routes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao are operated by Spanish provider, ALSA with up to 20 departures a day. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning, while the last departure at around 8:30 p.m. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao require a journey time of approximately 4 hours.

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Madrid to Bilbao Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Madrid to Bilbao when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€31

1 Day in Advance

€31

1 Week in Advance

€31

2 Weeks in Advance

€31

1 Month in Advance

€31

3 Months in Advance

€31

Madrid to Bilbao Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4 hours to arrive in Bilbao.

  • autobus All Madrid to Bilbao buses are run by ALSA.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Madrid's Intercam Av. America bus station and arrive at Bilbao bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Madrid to Bilbao by bus takes as little as 4 hours and 5 minutes to arrive in Bilbao.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Madrid to Bilbao bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte bus station, located on Avenida de America, which has good local transport links by bus and metro to the rest of the city and the suburbs. Madrid's efficient and extensive transport network is supplemented by regular night bus routes. Taxis are also available at the bus station.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Bilbao is a bustling port and the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Region of Northern Spain and is situated on the tidal Nervión River. Bilbao enjoys a mild climate, more temperate than much of Spain and has become increasingly popular, with visitors enjoying the art and architecture of the modernist Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. Other attractions are the Basque Museum and La Ria Maritime Museum. Bilbao's Old Town, or Casco Viejo, has seven streets full of interesting shops and cafes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao arrive at the TermiBus Station, which is linked by tram to central Bilbao. Bilbao has plenty of public transport options, including a Metro line, frequent Bilbobus City buses, one EuskoTran tram line, and the BizkaiBus service which covers surrounding regions and coastal towns. Bilbao has a weekend night bus service, while taxis are also available at the station.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Bilbao
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

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